Great Tips for a More Beautiful Smile
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Did you know that the smile is one of the first things that people notice when meeting someone new? That being said, it does take time to have a nice, healthy smile. There are a number of things that can be done to achieve it. The following 10 tips will help you to have a smile worth talking about:

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 Don't forget to floss

When you floss, you are removing plaque from around the gums and between the teeth. It catches areas that a toothbrush isn't able to reach. When you floss every day, it helps to keep gingivitis and tooth decay from being a problem. If plaque is permitted to build up under the gumline, it can cause serious problems. Not only can it lead to tooth loss, you can experience bone decay and even periodontal disease.

The floss should be wrapped tightly around the finger to allow it to get between the teeth. The floss should slide between the teeth and along the gum lines a few times. If you experience any bleeding, it could be a sign of gum disease and gingivitis. If you floss daily, the mild bleeding will likely go away after a week or two.

Do you have a problem with flossing? An oral irrigator will get the job done. This tool uses a mouthwash or water spray to clear food particles from between the teeth and even under the gumline.

Visit your hygienist every 6 months
When a 6-month routine leaning is a habit, it helps to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy. If you don't do it as often as you should, periodontal disease may be an issue that occurs. It can result in bleeding gums that are receding and swollen. In addition, more serious problems could occur, including strokes, diabetes, premature birth, heart attacks and sleep apnea. It might even lead to obesity.

A dental hygienist will remove tartar and stains from your teeth. They will also check for issues, including oral cancer and hypertension. If you want pain free cosmetic dentistry, then regular visits to find small problems before they become large ones will encourage this.

Stop smoking
One of the issues associated with smoking is a superficial stain that is unsightly. That stain may polish off but smoking can also work its way into the enamel.

When you smoke, it can damage your gums and create pockets around the teeth. It causes the teeth to have dark spaces and they can even look longer. If you are trying to reverse gum disease, smoking will not be in your favor.

Limit red wine, tea, and coffee
These drinks are well known for staining the teeth. They have an effect that is similar to smoking, including a superficial stain that can be removed with a general cleaning by your dentist. The problem is, they can also damage and stain the tooth enamel.

If you must drink these drinks, you can do it through a straw to reduce the possibility of stains and tooth decay. If you want to further prevent these problems, rinse your mouth with water on a regular basis. It helps to keep the dark liquids from sitting on your teeth.

Be cautious with your choice of whitening products
There are many different whitening products on the market including toothpaste, strips, rinses, gel, trays (OTC and custom), along with laser treatments. It can be difficult to choose what is right for you with so many options.

If you drink tea and coffee, a rinse or toothpaste is the better option. If touch-up is needed, you can use a gel pen. For the best results, choose custom trays or laser whitening. They tend to really make a difference.

Choose your toothbrush carefully
If you want to get the most out of your toothbrush, choose a high quality, electric toothbrush. They clean the teeth and keep the gums healthy. They might also have many modes of cleaning. The bodies of those brushes are made to last for years. The brushes, however, should be changed frequently and they should not be shared with other members of the family.

If you are not keen on spending a lot of money on an electric toothbrush, choose a manual brush that is soft bristled. Some people may prefer hard or medium but they are not typically recommended by dental professionals. They tend to be too aggressive and can damage the enamel and cause the gums to recede.

Don't neglect drinking water
If you want a healthy body and smile, water is the best choice available. If naturally keeps tooth decay from occurring and flushes the teeth naturally. Tap water contains fluoride, which is also recommended by dentists. If you drink bottled water, you might not get the recommended fluoride or might not get any at all. Getting enough fluoride keeps the teeth healthy.

Do you drink sugary drink or drinks that are high in acid? They could cause your teeth to decay. Athletes tend to fall in a high-risk group because they drink a lot of sports drinks. The sugar can really cause problems with the teeth.

Improve your health
Many health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, teeth grinding and others can affect the appearance of your smile. If your body is stained on the inside because of a health issue, then you will have more of a problem with your dental health.

Don't simply try to cover your symptoms. It is possible to take preventative measures to help improve both your smile and your overall health. Even exercising on a regular basis and eating healthy will help to improve your gums, teeth and your entire body.

Don't neglect dental treatment

If you are waiting for a dental problem to correct itself, you are in trouble. When tooth decay is not addressed, it could lead to abscess and cavities. At one time, it may have needed a small filling but eventually, it could require a root canal.

Taking early action means the problems will be smaller and the treatments less severe. It keeps the teeth healthy and stabilizes your smile. It will even save you money. If you don't treat dental problems promptly, other teeth may be affected and it could even lead to infections in other parts of the body.
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